The Tories are launching a £5 million taxpayer-funded ad campaign to promote the Union. And someone’s leaked the cinema ad to us…
Ewan McGregor now says YES to Scottish independence. “Enough’s enough. After the Brexit vote, I’ve changed my tune about it.”
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says a referendum is coming: “If you look at current independence polling, there has been a considerable shift from No to Yes.”
The UK, with its Houses of Commons and Lords and its antiquated view of its own identity, is not minded to progressive reform – but in Scotland we have a chance to do exactly that.
If a majority of MSPs elected to Holyrood next year back a referendum, no UK Government has the right to block the will of the people.
Professor John Curtice says that an SNP win in 2021 would mean “it will be difficult to avoid another referendum within a two or three year period”.
Scotland must have a choice, and we will have a choice on our own future.
Scotland has the talent, the resources and the creativity we need to make the most of our economic potential. But we also need the powers to make that potential a reality.
We learned today that Michael Gove has held private talks with figures across politics in a last-ditch bid to save the Union.
In 2014, Scotland was promised the ‘best of both worlds’ whilst being an ‘equal partner’ within the union. Well, it’s not quite worked out like that.
5 years on from the independence referendum, the promises made by the No campaign have turned to dust. Scotland now faces a very different future to the one that was promised.
A considerable number of supporters from various different parties believe in Scottish independence.
Labour MP Ian Murray: “The Labour Party in 2014 destroyed itself by campaigning for Scotland to stay in the UK because it was the right thing to do, and I’m sure the Scottish Labour Party would do the same again.”
Alan Cumming: “If you look at Brexit as another example of Westminster dictating a policy Scotland didn’t want, that’s what independence is all about. The people of Scotland should be able to decide what they want to do.”
Sir Billy Connolly: “Politically, Scotland’s in extraordinary shape. It’s beginning to stand alone. They won’t take crap anymore. They don’t want to settle for whoever England votes for. If Scotland would like independence, I would like it.”